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Joe Farias
Joe Farias.jpg
Texas State House, District 118
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Farias is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 118. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Farias received his AA from Saint Philips Junior College. He has worked as a Supervisor of Technical Training for City Public Service from 1971-2003, and served in the United States Army from 1968-1971.

He is a member of the Saint Leo's Catholic School Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farias served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs, Vice-chair
Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Rules & Resolutions

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farias served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Farias served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1978 - Relating to the establishment of an evidence-based youth development competitive grant pilot program.
  • HB 2408 - Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty.
  • HB 3041 - Relating to a comprehensive schedule of public school reporting requirements.
  • HB 3042 - Relating to a study regarding changing the state minimum wage to the living wage.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farias won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 118. Farias was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Robert Casias (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 118, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Farias Incumbent 59.8% 23,992
     Republican Robert Casias 40.2% 16,095
Total Votes 40,087

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farias won re-election in District 118. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 118
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Farias (D) 13,824 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Farias won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 118th District, receiving 24,169 votes ahead of Republican Don Green (14,747) and Libertarian James Thompson (1,414).[5] He raised $181,357 for his campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 118
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Farias (D) 24,169 59.92%
Don Green (R) 14,747 36.56%
James L. Thompson (L) 1,414 3.50%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Farias is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Farias raised a total of $816,316 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[7]

Joe Farias's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 118 Won $172,398
2010 Texas State House, District 118 Won $103,750
2008 Texas State House, District 118 Won $181,357
2006 Texas State House, District 118 Won $358,811
Grand Total Raised $816,316

2012

Farias won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Farias raised a total of $172,398.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Farias's campaign in 2012
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$23,358
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Texas$13,050
Mostyn Law Firm$5,000
Texans For Insurance Reform$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$172,398
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Farias won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Farias raised a total of $103,750.

2008

Farias won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Farias raised a total of $181,357.

2006

Farias won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Farias raised a total of $358,811.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[8] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Joe Farias received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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